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    The new International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Spanish businessman and diplomat, Mr.

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    GV & Elysee Palace, Paris
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    SV INTERIOR Mr. Juan Antonio Samaranch, new President of the International Olympic Committee leaves Elysee Palace surrounded by cameramen (2 shots)
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    CU Mr. Samaranch and reporter asking question in French
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    CU Samaranch replying in French
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    CU Another reporter asks question in French
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    CU Samaranch replies in French
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    CU Reporter asks question in French
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    CU Samaranch replies in French
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    SPORT: OLYMPICS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The new International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Spanish businessman and diplomat, Mr. Juan Antonio Samaranch, met with France's President Valery Giscard d'Estaing on Wednesday (12 November), in his first major move to heal the rift which developed over the Moscow Games. Mr. Samaranch is concerned at the influence of politics in the Olympic movement, and is determined that there should be no boycott call by any nation over the Los Angeles Games in 1984. Mr. Samaranch--who is also Spain's Ambassador to the U.S.S.R.--is thought to have started his move with President Giscard because of French influence in former African territories.

    SYNOPSIS: France rejected the American boycott campaign of the Moscow Olympics, while the IOC was headed by Lord Killanin. For the next eight years, Mr. Samaranch sees his primary role as upholding the Olympic ideals, and preventing political pressure from upsetting the international event. After his meeting with President Giscard, French newsmen were primarily concerned with whether Mr. Samaranch thought he could resolve the situation in time for Los Angeles.

    The new IOC President was non-committal, saying only that France had played an important role in the past and now must concern itself with the future.

    Mr. Samaranch also was quizzed about speculation that he was trying to work out a statute for the Olympics, giving the movement the same autonomy as the International Red Cross. The new President replied that not only was that true, but that the IOC is already negotiating with the USSR over the issues involved. Expanding on that theme, Mr. Samaranch said not only the USSR but other members of the IOC had specific roles to play if all obstacles were to be surmounted.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9PUBZG466ZXMN7R2X1R6SPIH4
    Media URN:
    VLVA9PUBZG466ZXMN7R2X1R6SPIH4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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